Boat Quay. I walked there occasionally on my way to Running Lab and every time without fail I get accosted at almost every Thai, Chinese and Indian restaurants that I passed by. Now I can understand if I am strolling and looking at the restaurants but there I am walking rapidly and certainly not looking like I am looking for a place to eat. It gets very annoying especially since I have no intention of eating there having been badly overcharged once when I dined at a Thai restaurant there.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the place recently and nobody; okay 2 places made some half heartened attempts; to “jio” me to eat at their place. What has changed?
Apparently there is a campaign by some of the restaurants to stop the touting, overcharging and clean up the image of the place.t
Let’s hope they succeed but frankly I don’t think the momentum will be carried through for long. Many have tried and all have failed.